Streets are empty, we are trapped in our houses. A monster who listens to the name Corona is in demand worldwide. This is also the case in the beautiful city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The vibrant emptiness gives a surreal image. The clock is ticking, but it doesn’t tell us how long it will all take. Taking into account the 1.5 meter social distancing, two people move freely above the city. No gloomy times for them, they are in a festive mood. This love couple has not been prevented from getting married. The well-known Martini tower swings gently with them, dancing to the silence of the wind. The monster does not control everyone.
- Title: The Silent Wedding
- Artists: Dejo, Clamaoing
- Year: 2020
- Technique: Acrylic
- Material: Canvas
- Size: 100 x 100 cm
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Toyism paintings are nothing if not bizarre but recognizable imageries drawn from reality, the surreal, and fantasy. The intense play of lines, shapes, dots and colors is intended to help open the viewer’s mind. And to critical thinking about the human condition in the present day world. Toyism is figurative, contemporary and based on a story. These stories can cover all kinds of subjects. From happy to critical or serious subjects. Toyism paintings are very labour intensive. Every painting consist of several layers of paint. Making the colours bright and vibrant and able to withstand the test of time.
Paintings are created by a mixed group of professional artists from around the world. Also with diverse cultural backgrounds and working in various disciplines. Yet all artists have a like-minded view of how to experience this art and inspire each other. No matter their own backgrounds or beliefs, everyone can express themselves in this style without losing their own value or feeling. Therefore every toyist can influence and enrich the style. Hence toyists tell their own story and depict it.